The Schmidt College of Medicine at
Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to
supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds
and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education.
Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive
and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In
building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty
and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life
experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of
strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in
mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and
external communities that it serves.
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at FAU has an
outstanding opportunity for an innovative, dynamic and
collaborative clinical faculty member to serve as Course Director
for one of the pre-clerkship courses and the Director of Anatomical
Programs. The Director will teach in the undergraduate medical
education curriculum and cadaver/pathology labs, provide
administrative oversight of all anatomical science education
including neuroscience and pathology, as well as other potential
roles within the College based on expertise and experience. This
position will join the Integrated Medical Science Department as an
Assistant/Associate Professor and report to the Assistant Dean for
Medical Education/Curriculum and ultimately the Senior Associate
Dean for Medical Education and the Chair of the Integrated Medical
The Director of Anatomical Programs is a medical educator
responsible for building upon and fostering a positive and
inclusive academic learning environment for the faculty, staff and
medical students. The Director collaborates with course directors
and College of Medicine (COM) leadership to ensure horizontal and
vertical integration of the anatomy/systems physiology and
pathology curriculum across the continuum of the MD program.
Anatomy/systems physiology and pathology lectures and labs are
important components of the Fundamentals of Biomedical Science and
Pathophysiology and Therapeutics courses spanning the first two
years of the curriculum in addition to the neuroscience and
behavior course. These are complex courses involving multiple full
time and volunteer faculty. Student activities in the pre-clinical
science courses include small group case-based discussions,
workshops, lectures, cadaveric and pathology laboratory work, and a
wide range of assessments including exams and lab practicals. Other
essential learning objectives and subject matter are integrated
throughout the curriculum including professionalism, communication,
team-based patient-centered care, complex chronic disease
management, health promotion and disease prevention, reflective
practice and self-improvement, and evidence-driven decision making
and lifelong learning.
The Course Director/Director of Anatomical Programs will have
primary oversight and responsibility of the anatomy lab and will
collaborate with the other anatomical faculty members in
neuroscience and pathology on the anatomy/systems physiology and
pathology curriculum. The Director will:
- Develop course level teaching materials that includes learning
objectives and instructional materials.
- Provide administrative direction to ensure a coordinated
anatomical science curriculum for the first and second year of the
FAU COM educational program with the anatomical faculty
- Provide administrative direction to ensure a coordinated
pathology curriculum and teaching for the FAU COM educational
- Create, organize, and review course syllabi, learning
objectives, and assessment methods and collaborate on instructional
materials/content for each session with the anatomical faculty
- Administrative responsibility and oversight of the anatomy lab
and the Coordinator, Anatomical Programs
- Teach anatomy and histology, and pathology if needed, in the
basic science courses, in addition to teaching in the labs.
Teaching responsibilities may also include selected lectures,
team-based learning, and other large classroom sessions.
- Teach in our graduate programs including both our master’s
- Prepare course exams, lab practicals, participate in
OSCEs/Institutional Competency Assessment (ICA) weeks and
participate in course grading committees.
- Provide a high-quality education for the students and ensure
compliance with all LCME accreditation standards.
- Create and continually improve education experiences that add
value to student learning and competency.
- Prepare annual post-course review/self-evaluation of the
curriculum and present to the Curriculum Committee.
- Participate in facilitator meetings and provide faculty
- Provide ongoing formative feedback to students and develop and
conduct remediation of the course for students as needed.
- Advise and mentor students.
- Complete Curricular Mapping as appropriate for
- Collaborate with foundational science, clerkship, thread and
curriculum directors to ensure horizontal and vertical integration
between components of the medical curriculum.
- Serve on College of Medicine curricular and disciplinary
committees as assigned.
This position will include the expectation of scholarly work
and/or research which can focus on medical education, clinical
practice, or scholarship in some other area in which the candidate
can collaborate with faculty and trainees. Faculty also participate
in other service-related activities such as providing mentorship
for students, contributing to COM committees, and participating in
faculty development, among others. The Director of Anatomical
Programs represents the anatomical sciences on curriculum
Perform other related duties and complete special projects as
Ph.D., M.D., or D.O. in anatomy/systems
physiology, pathology or related field from an accredited
institution and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of
assistant professor or higher required.
A Florida medical license or eligibility for Florida licensure and
Board certification (if applicable) preferred.
Successful candidates would have significant teaching experience
with medical students including instruction in dissection and
demonstrated teaching excellence documented by peer and learner
evaluations and possibly teaching awards.
Significant experience overseeing cadaveric/pathology labs and
co-course directors, teaching anatomy/systems physiology and
possibly pathology to medical students in lectures/seminars; small
groups; and clinical settings; and expertise in assessment of
Track record of curriculum development at the level of sessions,
courses, and/or clerkships, including experience developing and
implementing innovative approaches to education and faculty
development for medical educators are anticipated.
Consistent track record of scholarship relevant to the priorities
and institutional strategic plan of an academic health sciences
center including invited lectures, enduring materials, peer
reviewed publications and/or grant funded projects, is
Exceptional time management, the ability to be flexible, adaptable,
and manage multiple demands and effectively communicate (oral and
written) with a wide range of university and health care community
stakeholders from widely diverse backgrounds is required.
Possess a high level of professionalism, independence and
All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted
position Director of Anatomical Programs – Assistant/Associate
Professor on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by
completing the required online employment application and
submitting the related documents. When completing the online
application, please upload the following: a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, and copies of official transcripts scanned into
an electronic format.
A background check will be required for the candidate selected
for this position. This position is subject to funding.
For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now
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qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to
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